Crochet Elephant – Free Pattern – Off The Hook

Hello everyone. Todays off the hook pattern is a scrumptious little crochet elephant. I think elephants have always been one of my favourite zoo animals.

This particular pattern  works brilliantly in traditional grey yarns or bright variegated yarns.

A grey crochet elephant with a red flower on its trunk

Crochet Elephant Pattern

4mm hook
Chunky yarn

All crochet terms are in the US style.
Sc = single crochet
Slip st = slip stitch
2sc = 2 single crochet into the same stitch
2tog = sc the next to stitches together

Trunk and head

(1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

(2) 2sc in each stitch.

(3 – 15) sc into each stitch

(16) *Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 3 times.

(17) sc into each stitch

(18) *Sc in next 4 stitches,  2sc in next stitch* 3 times.

(18) sc into each stitch

(19) *Sc in next 2 stitches,  2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(20) *Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(21) *Sc in next 4 stitches,  2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(22 – 23) sc into each stitch

(24) *Sc in next 5, 2 tog* 6 times.

(25) *Sc in next 4 stitches, 2 tog* 6 times.

(26) *Sc in  next 3 stitch, 2 tog* STUFF.

(27)* Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 tog* 6 times.

(28) *sc in next stitch, 2 tog * 6 times.

(29) *2 tog * 6 times.

To make the crochet elephants trunk curl turn the head inside out prior to stuffing attach a length of yarn at the end of the trunk  and sew in a loose running stitch along the top of the trunk. Make sure the stitches wont be seen when the trunk is turned back the right way. Leave the end of the thread lose. Turn back the right way and stuff the trunk. Pull the thread in the trunk, curling the trunk upwards as you tighten it.  Sew the end of the thread to the inside of the head to secure it before stuffing the rest of the head.

Body

(1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

(2) 2sc in each stitch.

(3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

(4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 6 times.

(5)*Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(6) sc into each stitch

(7) *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch * 6 times.

(8) sc into each stitch

(9) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(10) *sc in next 6 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(11) sc in each stitch.

(12) *sc in next 7 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times

(13-19) Sc into each stitch

(20) *sc in next 7 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(21) sc in each stitch.

(22) *sc in next 6 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(23) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(24)  sc in each stitch.

(25)  *sc in next 4 stitches, 2tog* 6 times.

(26-28) sc in each stitch.

(29)*sc next 3 stitches , 2 tog* 6 times. STUFF. Atatch to head.

Ears

(1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

(2) 2sc in each stitch.

(3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

(4) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 6 times.

(5)*Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(6) *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch * 6 times.

(7) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(8) *sc in next 6 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(9) slip st next 40 stitches. Attach to head along the last 8 stitches in row 9.

Legs

(1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

(2) 2sc in each stitch.

(3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

(4) * sc next 2 stitches, 2sc into next stitch * 6 times.

(5) sc in each stitch. CHANGE COLOUR.

(6) sc in each stitch.

(7) *Sc in next 6 stitches, 2 tog* 3 times.

(8) sc in each stitch.

(9) *Sc in next 5 stitches, 2 tog* 3 times.

(10-11) sc in each stitch.

(12) *Sc in next 4 stitches, 2 tog* 3 times.

(13-14) sc in each stitch.

Tail

(1) Ch 4, join into ring. Make 4sc into ring

(2-8) sc into each stitch

Cut 6 small strands if yarn. Attach to hook onto one of the stitches of the 1st row, put the strand over the hook, pull through to make a loop, put both end of the yarn over the hook and pull through the loop. Repeat for all strands of yarn. Unwind the strands to make a fluffy end to the tail.

Three small pictures of an elephant made in orange, green and blue varigated yarn. Shot from the front, the back and the side

A pink and green elephant photographed from the side

This little crochet elephant will make a fabulous present for any elephant lover young or old. To make a smaller version you can use a 3mm hook with double knit yarn.

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4 Comments

  1. Anne

    October 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I love it!! Thanks so much for the pattern I’ll definitely be giving this one a go for my elephant loving daughter 🙂

  2. Alice | Letters to my Daughter

    October 31, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Oh I love elephants! And have sadly been neglecting my crochet bag the last few months. Might have to save this pattern to try when I get back into the swing of it 🙂 thanks for sharing #BlogCrush

  3. Andree

    November 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I love elephants and this pattern looks amazing. Can’t wait to do it in grey and multi colours. Thanks for the pattern

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      November 4, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Youre most welcome xx

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